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Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm PST
nearly one a decade. >>pam: so far in 2012, the city of oakland has seen of 121 homicides. that is a 11 more than 2011. new tonight at a to charles clifford has a closer look at when and where these murders are taking place. >> this is a google earth map. each of these red dots represents the site of a homicide. during the past year he and some of these spots might include more than one the death. at a single location. as reticulated this matter it is indicating that most of these are happening in east oakland. there are a few downtown and also in west oakland. the city's first homicide of 2012 was in january 20th. on the 1800 block of 25th street. isaac white was shot, the 19 year- old was shot outside his home. the 50th was on june 10th. year foothill boulevard. a 26 year-old alameda resident was killed in a house party. the 100 homicide was on october when a 21 year-old man was shot and killed in east oakland near bancroft finally, the most recent homicide was on tuesday evening in the 800 block of hawkins. this man was shot outside of his own home. charles clifford, kron 4 news
KRON
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
expose an 8 foot storm pipe. city officials say the big pipe was designed to safely transport a massive amount of water underneath this road steering rain water away from homes but somehow it failed. on sunday morning, the road caved in - the crater is now huge, 80 feet long, 30 wide and 18 feet deep. the failure is under investigation, but in the meantime, the race is on to figure out how to put in another drainage system. city officials say if there is not a temporary fix put in before the next storm hits ... it could be disasterous out here. also in the east bay... the amount we are expecting the rains to come back on tuesday. with a heavy rainfall on wednesday. the goal is to get down to this storm pipe by this time tomorrow as we can assess the situation. if we were exposed like this water would be the enemy when it comes to soil. if it came in like this fully exposed it could be catastrophic. we are trying to get the utility company to get down to the storm drain to reassess it and get it working for wednesday. if not, some taboret control measures and be prepared for the next sto
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Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm PST
over the east bay. now, chevron wants to repair the damage but it need permits from the city before work can be completed. kron 4's charles clifford has details. >>reporter: in the weeks following the august 6th refinery fire chevron put together a report to repair. however, these permits must be approved by the city. but the city put the brakes on this process questions about the choice of materials specifically, the use of chromium and no. 9 for replacing a ruptured pipeline. had also, it was rushing it's possible repair work. this meeting was held to get input. city manager, explains more. >> why was this the late? >> permits and the a use for suitable type material are important. however, on their own it is insufficient in terms of its regulatory process. there are met the other steps that need to be processed in the inherent safety of any material must be coupled with an important of program management and appropriate- management. >>reporter: they say that these materials are appropriate and they do not want a repeat of august 6th. they're committed to safety and in a statement
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm PST
: the city's police force is no longer facing a possible federal takeover. this afternoon the department reached a deal with civil rights attorneys who have been demanding reforms the agreement ends a 12 year legal battle over the vigilante justice administered by the rogue o=p=d officers known as the riders. >> and in san francisco: backpacks and briefcases .... blackberries and bottles of tequila. if you've lost any of these items to thieves ... the san francisco police may have some good news for you. >> the officers did a great job recovering in a with like to get it back to the rightful owners. >>pam: developing tonight at eight.. the city of oakland's deal. to stave off a federal takeover of its beleagured police department has brought years of legal battles to a sudden end. kron-4's philippe djegal is live in oakland tonight.. .. with details.. and what this means for the department.. going forward. >> pam, the community town hall meeting tonight at the elementary school in oakland was supposed to be about what the police department is doing to tackle crime. also the economic stat
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
those of you getting to foster city. >> south bound 101 is problem free for all of you coming out the north bay. no accidents. maybe areas of dense fog. the drive is 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> thank you erica. >> an 18 year old man is in critical condition this morning after being shot several times at the pittsburgh bay. bart station. >> this was a scene in the parking lot or the shooting happened. police received reports of the shooting as before 7:00 last night. the victim was transported to john muir medical center with life-threatening injuries that needed surgery. >> police have not yet located the gunman. >> service was stopped last tie for about 45 minutes office make sure the shooter was not getting away on the bart train. >> bart trains also held in concord at reports of a man with a gun at the station. >> the police acted because ms. delays last night on the pittsburgh bay. live in both the san francisco and pittsburgh directions. >> this report for unrelated to the earlier shooting at the pittsburgh station. service is expected to run regularly to day. >> p
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
the bottle into the city. >> overnight we had a strong earthquake in the northeastern part of japan. it was a 7.3 earthquake and the same area where we had a 9.0 earthquake years ago that killed 2000 people with the following tsunami. this earthquake took place around 518 local time around midnight in san francisco. 2 mi. off the japanese coast and was followed by many aftershocks were 1/6 point to a 5.0 and several romney for mark. here is a video from tokyo as several hundred miles away buildings swayed for several minutes. no reports of major damage. there was a tsunami warning issued and a small tsunami did it. it was three to 4 ft. high. they're watching the after shocks after the 7.3 earthquake on to the japanese coast. >> a man fell from the upper deck of the coliseum last night at the raiders' game. will tran is joining us with the details. good morning well >> good morning darya. it happened shortly after takeoff and he fell from the upper deck to the lower concourse. that is approximately 30 ft.. it is amazing he survived. the ambulance rushed into the hospital and we do n
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
to the richmond city council, city manager bill lindsay says two outside consultants have concluded that using a 9 chrome represents an "inherently safer design" than other available materials. it was that determination that lead to the permits being issued the chemical safety board said it "will not endorse or object to that decision." city councilman tom butt said he believes this time chevron covered all their bases" and said ultimately no pipe will last forever which his why they must be rigously inspected on a regualr basis as for chevron, the oil giants says its please the city has issued the permits so they can proceed with the repairs and get back to full production chevron hopes to have repairs completed by the first quarter of next year. it could be up and running by the beginning of april. dan kerman kron 4 >> more than 800 new laws are set to take effect at the start of the new year in california. kron four's philippe djegal took at look -- and has some highlights. tougher guidelines for red- light cameras. it will be required that signs warning drivers that cameras are
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
kansas city, kansas. for the rest of us, and netflix says bryozoan effort by all as ranks no. 2, at nearly 2.2 mb per second. while comcast, said at a close third. >> doubles e-mail service has gotten a makeover. the new revamps in box is more user-friendly and caters to people check their e-mail smart phones and tablet computers. is the company's attempt to regain some of the ground lost a google. y'alls new ceo marissa mayer this tried to give people more reasons to use the company's on-line services and stick or around longer. >> >> new this morning there is something perfect for those who like to shop online and also impatient about getting the items. starting to that the financially struggling postal service is launching their same day delivery that could have those items delivered as soon as two hours after you buy them. >> we will go to will tran where he is waiting at the post office to explain this pilot program. >> after you submit my order it to be in your hand at aband about two hours. if it works out here that means that other cities also will jump on. reason is because
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
can see what's happening here. he's reached out to the city which promised to fix the problem. >> look at that!, danger! >> the mayor has said to be an e-mail id ciofficers and the city-officers have all sold said to be in the mail. >> "crews brought out these pumps to suck all the water out. but it is just a temporary solution. in richmond justine waldman kron 4 news. >> catherine: there was a mudslide today in contra costa county.near the oakland border.on pinehurst road. it was a mess and the road was closed for awhile. drivers were trying to navigate around the mud. the c-h-p was called to the scene around 5 this morning. . >> basically, early this morning as you can see there was a rockslide on pinehurst surely, the league will be out here with a cleanup crew and a big rig. with a backhoe. it should take them the better part of the state to clean this up. at that point, we should have davis in order. >> catherine: the slide was cleaned up in a few hours. >> they should have everything-in order. but with more rain in the forecast - the public works dept. will keep an eye on the sto
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
mind as you work your way into the city. there are no major problems but we do have the regular sluggish commute from highway 4 from antioch to pittsburg. there is some slowing for you here and there was a little heavier the last 15 minutes. this is from 205 merging. there are more cars on the road and your drive time is up to 40 minutes. he should give yourself extra time. >> we are watching the big earthquake. this is by the mexican border. it they are having a hard time to pinpoint where they're happening. a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of southern california this morning. if the earthquake was reported shortly after 230 this morning about 100 mi. off the coast of avalon. another earthquake off the coast of san diego was reported shortly after this was a 4.7. as of right now there are no to someone is in effect and no reports of any damage. >> anoother developing new is that we are following. monte vista high school at lincoln elementary school will be reopened and this morning. both schools were closed yesterday after school officials found graffiti at a nearby sch
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the rainfall through crescent city, you, it could press its way south and impacting the bay area. plenty of rainfall with even more new the coast. shores could continue for the weekend. >> the oakland a's make a major change sports, coming up at 5:30 with jason. >> the gun control increases. the debate which is on. many people are weighing in on our facebook fan page 34% are going to purchase a gun. 9% are recently purchasing one for self-defense. however, there are also some that want portion wanted to possibly get rid of one. we will be right back >>this just in to the kron 4 news room san jose city college is on lockdown. they have recently been reported a man with a gun. they are not taking any chances this is live video. from sky 7 abc seven. this campus is 2300 moore park we will have an update with our news crew leader. san jose city college is on the lockdown after reports of a man on campus with a gun. we will continue to keep you up to date on developments. we will be right back. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i l
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Dec 15, 2012 2:30pm PST
our website, teenkidsnews.com. >> this report is brought to you by ralph lauren. >> it's the city that's visited by more tourists than any other city in america, especially this time of year. welcome to the big apple -- new york city. so, if your family's visiting for the holidays, here are some great things you can see and do. let's start at the top. you just can't beat the views from the observation deck of the empire state building. if you like to skate, the ice is nice at wollman's rink in central park. here's one tourist attraction that's good enough to eat. serendipity has fun food and its famous frozen hot chocolate. [ chuckling ] yum. new york is the theater capital of the world. a hot ticket is the christmas spectacular at radio city music hall. but one of the best shows in town is free -- the fantastic holiday windows, like these at ralph lauren. they draw lots of oohs and ahhs. >> look at that. [ gasps ] >> look at the dress. it's so pretty. >> and they draw you into the store, as well. how could i resist? they're all gifts, i promise. and of course, there's the giant tree at
KRON
Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
sailing out of oakland into the city. at the san mateo bridge westbound traffic towards foster city is good. south bound 101 good to go no delays to talk about coming out of the north bay. guys. >> very good erica we will continue our coverage of the storm and the after affects as we wait for the next round. we have 4200 pg&e customers without power. following the combined rains friday saturday and sunday. pg&e is working around the clock to restore power as best they can. they expect for restoration later today. let us from the numbers. the majority in the north bay. 1300 customers there. 1100 in the south bay. roughly 900 in the east bay. 700 on the peninsula and about 60 customers in san francisco. more than 320,000 customers lost power since last thursday. as you can see pg&e has done great work in the vast majority of customers back on. and again for restoration today. >> 3 firefighters are in serious but stable condition after they were involved in a weather-related accident on highway 24 in iran the. east of wilder wrote on the shoulder of the highway when another car lost contr
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00pm PST
, usually means new laws. the bay area city where there won't be anymore free parking on sundays -- and a lot of people not happy about it. >>> i think it is not good! >>> many people are unhappy that a long standing tradition is about to be a thing of the parking meters will no longer be free on sundays starting in january. kron4's maureen kelly explains how the new parking enforcement plan will work. >> reporter: time is running out for free parking on sunday. starting january 6th the city's nearly 30-thousand meters will start accepting cash and credit.seven days a on sundays meters will be enforced from noon to six p- m citywide.charging between 25 cents to five dollars and on where they are located. it's a new fact of urban life that's startling to those who like to run errands on what has traditionally been a day of rest. >> it is nice on a sunday not to have to pay. but i do not drive that much. on the sundays i am more tempted to try because i do not have to pay. >> reporter: it's also disappointing to those attending mass at st boniface in the tenderloin.where parking and money i
KRON
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
screen over in sunnyvale, cupertino as a zoom in on the east bay. lightly browned haywood union city stretching to north.norge. >> you may need to use your windshield wipers for portions of highway 4. >> taking storm tracker to the south bay interstate 280 and interstate 101 contending with like worcester. the showers are stalling out in passing through an moving relatively quickly. you will see light rain on surface streets in the downtown san jose area. drive with extra caution. it looks like it will be short- lived. the rain fell overnight and we saw a 10th of an inch or most of us. >> satellite and radar issuing the bigger picture showers continue to push their way south. we have a lot of instability in the air and with that the possibility exists for thunderstorms. we could see that small hail could be produced later this morning. that is something we will monitor. futurecast 4 is set up for 6:00 a.m. not much to show. light rain in the livermore valley. out in evergreen, morgan hill and gilroy. partly cloudy conditions. as we put the clock into motion we have the chance, the po
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Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm PST
crops for the rest of the year. in daly city, scott rates, kron 4. >> the country is inching closer to falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect in six days. and there still seems to be no signs of compromise between congress president obama is cutting his holiday vacation in hawaii short. and will return to washington tomorrow. house and senate members are expected to reconvene tomorrow as well. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> in national news. dallas cowboys nose tackle josh brent has been formally indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. for the crash that killed a teammate. brent was arrested earlier this month after police say he flipped his car while speeding though a neighborhood in suburban dallas. brent survived the crash. but his friend and teammate. practice squad member jerry brown. died at a hospital. intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years i
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
your neighborhood. san francisco under the gun into daly city. for those of you who take 380 i want to demand for a street few. you can see market street heavy rain you need to use your windshield wipers. as we take it to the peninsula heavy rain around the airport. in fact delays of over an hour. hillsboro, burlingame, and san mateo highway 92 experiencing heavy rain. at the start of the 7:00 hour i told you there was heavy rain and the walnut creek area. if that is certainly the case as we take a look at rain fall rate. it is not to bad about two tenths of an inch per hour. 3 tenths of an inch around pleasant hill. it depends on where you are located. piedmont, highway to the fore, most of oakland. park boulevard, experiencing a rain. you can see sunnyvale cupertino sing pretty heavy rain not as bad as san jose and santa clara. but heavier rain is headed your way in fact as we use our storm track tool to see when the heavy rain is going to impact you. looks like it will hit santa clara around 7:17 a.m.. stand at 7:29 a.m. hit san jose. that is a look for the rain is currently fall
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
. mostly dry but we were showers especially near the coast. as for temperatures? chilly. 49 in daly city. 50s in pleasanton and it is only going to get colder. we will take a look of those towns coming up in just a bit. >>pam: some contra costa county residents are losing their local fire stations. it is all because of a tax measure voters did *not pass in november. tonight - grant lodes is standing by to show us which areas are impacted. but first - justine waldman is live at a county meeting -- where some harsh decisions were made today. justine? enoug >> the board meeting is still happening. and i heard the fire chief say that this is not something they wanted to do but this is something that they have to do because they have run out of options. this is video from inside of the board room a meeting that is still going on. the four stations on the choping block. lafayette, martinez is also so close to or refineries which has been a concernstation 12 on shell avenue in martinez. they want to keep response times at 5 minutes and response of measure a " q " was rejected recently in the el
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
to the city about it asking why didn't they get a chance to sfo why we don't want a gun shop in los gatos. there is a playground as well as the apartment complex nearby. the city says by long we do not have to have a public airing any time someone wants to open up shop and the city. that is why was not known to many people aren't so quarter according to them it was too late. they are upset about this and must do something or the city changes its mind it will open up on saturday. there were possibly be protesters here. of the phone call and to the owner of the shop and hopefully they will get an interview here. one person who jogged by says she had no problems with the perry and others do not feel is and why. >> let's get with the weather, chilly to start with. >> we will see some of the coals conditions of the tire entire year. patchy frost is possible and also some north bay fog is a possibility. we've not seen any reports of low visibility this morning and it is chilly and the north bay. partly cloudy for the north bay and breezy at times. tomorrow morning get ready for the chilly
KRON
Dec 8, 2012 8:00pm PST
shopping in the city. you can see there are still people coming and. finishing up san francisco shopping jeff bush, kron 4 news. >> this is the eighth day of the jewish day of hanukkah. with the lighting of a 25 ft. mahogany menorah in the union square the 37th tradition. there'll be a festivaland others the weather outside is certainly not frightful in this more dry weather that storm that was moving from last week. this is our view from our roof cam and brian? >> vicki, it is looking great. today a little bit on the cool side with fog and high clouds in the afternoon temperatures struggling to warm up in the 50s few rafeal 55 degrees in san rafael, richmond and the warm place was santa rosa. these temperatures will be coming back with this live in view of the bay bridge and a lot of traffic for tonight. just some high clouds for this evening and patchy fog developing into the north bay valleys for the morning hours. it could a limit to visibility but not as much for tonight as we had last night for tomorrow, mostly sunny skies and sunshine to the day. temperatures really nice
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
afternoon in oakland. it was one of the most succesful gun by back programs ever held in the city. for each gun turned in, the owner received two hundred dollars for as many as three guns. one gun off the street is good but the whole back side of a paddy wagon is even better. more than two hundred firearms were removed from the streets of the city. >> the satellite showing that we are relatively clear. but clear for the rain for now. as we see this system is from the gulf of alaska is going towards the bay area tomorrow night here is the forecast model at midnight. notice, some scudder scattered eyes lit showers. >> isolated--showers. that chance of isolated showers will decrease to mar of june. this next system by tomorrow--afternoon. that will be spreading south bound for the overnight hours. the morning commute on monday look for periods of light rain it will taper off by midday. and we will have partial clearing as to go towards the afternoon. there rainfall totals are relatively light with one- quarter of 1 in.. temperatures will be coolest in the north bay. upper 30s in the east
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
is running out for free parking on sunday. starting january 6th the city's nearly 30-thousand meters will start accepting cash and credit.seven days a week. on sundays meters will be enforced from noon to six p-m citywide.charging between 25 cents to five dollars and 75 cents an hour depending on where they are located. it's a new fact of urban life that's startling to those who like to run errands on what has traditionally been a day of rest. >> it is nice on the senate not to have to pay. although i do not drive that much. it is nice to -- on a sunday not to have to pay. >> reporter: it's also disappointing to those attending mass at st boniface in the tenderloin.where parking and money is tight. >> we are very multicultural, most of our parish jurors drive and do not have a lot of extra pocket change. >> reporter: but those attending events like church services won't have to leave the pews to order to feed the meter.because drivers will be able to pay to park for up to four hours at every meter.and drivers will be able to pre-pay in case their event starts before noon. sf m
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
jose, was approved by the san jose city council reuter this year will offer a party for to 40 of the cars to bring real vehicles for up to 18 months. >> aaa expects a slight increase in the end of the year holiday travel. nearly 12 million californians are expected to erode our christmas and new year. that is up to% over last year. >> 10 million of those travelers will be on the road. >> near a million other troubles are expected to fly. >> s f o predicts fight will be the peak travel that they expect 130,000 passengers. >> twitter has not only serve as a hub for users to discuss television shows they are also posting their on accounts. nilson partnership with twitter will augment metrics by- guess they use through the social analytic service social died. nelson will began displaying social ratings during the fall 2000 term 13 seas13 season. >> of course more headlines for comeback. if will check we're back at 4:16. continuing our coverage on the connecticut school shooting. we're hearing more stories of courage. jane rosgene rosen lives near the school. friday morning, before anyone
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
tense moments this evening at san jose city college after reports of a gunman on campus put the school on lockdown. no one was allowed to center or leave for several hours while the s.w.a.t. team spent most of the evening searching the college. we have been told by a student and staff member inside one of those classrooms there that police did not allow them to answer their phones or use their computers during the lockdown. >> reporter: snow city college president barb -- san jose city college president said she received information that a gunman was on campus of the students and staff at san jose city college remained in classrooms with the doors locked. while law enforcement armed with guns stormed buildings and checked all rooms for an alleged gunman. about two hours later, the college switched to a partial lockdown as law enforcement focused its search on the technology building. >> reporter: everyone was asked to evacuate. since this is finals week, there were not as many students on campus. those who came ready to take their exam were turned away. >> i came about 10 minute
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Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >> legal experts say that the bake next issue will be the right to carry a gun public. a federal appeals court in chicago this week overturned a statewide ban on carrying concealed weapons. that ruling is at odds with those of other federal courts that have mostly upheld state and local gun laws restricting their use. legal experts say that competing rulings from appellate courts. mean the fight over this issue is likely headed for supreme court review. >> a heated interview on piers morgan as a gun advocate said banning guns is not the answer to solving gun violence in the country. john r lott junior said the reason why these events are happening is because of the strict laws on gun control. tak
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. oakland city leaders, battling a big jump in a crime. today -- they're laying out new strategies. all this, as the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year -- have seemingly failed. now for a look at the most recent crime statistics out of oakland. 119 murders this year -- that's up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes -- up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies -- a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries -- a jump of 44- precent. >> reporter: there 2012 policies did not work. the is what they've been saying, so the want to do two things, there were to contract out public safety experts that ephod crime in the los angeles, detroit, what advice to take and what approach to take. second, there would to neighborhood policing with five different areas. two of them in the east oakland area with captions on each one with crime-fighting specializing in their area. >> we have to do something. what we did last
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
lewisville, ky. you concede that the snow is starting to a blanket the city. it is expecting to keep going all day. the national weather service says the people here to see a to 8 in. of snow and sleet fall during the day. >> rain and fog made it a dreary christmas day in some places but it was not all misty weather. check out this rainbow bell spotted near jackson, mississippi. if you concede that white clouds rushing by in this time lapse video. forecasters expect it to be a little drier here today and tomorrow. they do predict rain that could pop up again on friday. to >> richmond is looking at pretty good rain that is falling. just south of pinole we do have wet weather. also heading to the south bay we do see a fourth half moon bay. it is also near palo alto. we do have rain falling in this is generally moving from the northwest into the southeast. as you look at some of the conditions we are looking at not widespread showers but a little bit scattered mount hamilton is picking up a little bit of a winter remakes. they have freezing rain mixing. there are showers that will decrease by
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> san jose police are investigating the city's 40 thin homicide of the year. officers responded to the 1600 block of oakland road around 3:00 this morning to a male who had been stabbed. when they officers arrived they found the victim with at least one stab wound. he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. the suspects have been identified or arrested at this time. >> today the governor about conn has landed after a moment of silence for the victims of the new town shooting. the bells of new town will ring 26 times, for each child a staff member killed. it is scheduled for 630 our time. president obama will observe a private moment of silence at the white house. we are looking at within the half hour we will bring it to you live. >> we also hear from the national rifle association. they are returning to the spotlight when we get to the conn shooting. the nation's largest gun rights lobby plans to address reporters and critics on the more it up this morning. the nra has largely kept out of sight since last week's shooting, taking down its facebook page and sil
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
slow downs. just 22 minutes out of novado into the city. james? >> san francisco firefighters battled an early morning fire in the noe valley neighborhood. the fire broke out around two a-m. in the 14-hundred block of sanchez street near 27th street. it was contained about 15 minutes later. no word yet on how bad the damage was or if there were any injuries. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. >> police are continuing to investigate materials that were found stored in a san mateo home. police and fire officials detonated the materials found in the home in the 400 block of parrott drive. authorities say the materials were not stable to move without potential of explosion and evacuated the block while warning other residents. the san mateo county bomb squad was also called into the scene. >> there were a lot of chemicals. we were concerned after we spoke with the sheriff's office, there was ether and an asset that had to be taking care of on-site it was too dangerous to transport. and in acid. >> you felt the explosion and you felt the shock. the neighbors across
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
similar compared to yesterday. fremont 53 and the same for redwood city. mostly cloudy conditions on tap and upper '40's for fairfield. walnut creek 5354 for concord and a turning their attention to the north bay we could have a shower. 52 expected them berkeley and your 7 day around the bay forecast shows what mild weather and to the weekend. we could see a straight shower gel for monday afternoon. tuesday is the start of 2013 and it should be a dry one. >> we continue to monitor a light ride. the last check at bay bridge there was a backup of the left hand cash lane. it has disappeared and it looks like we are off to another great day today. no delays for your ride on 92 across the san mateo bridge. volume is definitely up on the west downside headed towards foster city but the drive times are still coming in at just 11 minutes. no increase the volume for the golden gate, still much lighter than usual. the east shore freeway drive time as though 30 minutes westbound. we have not picked up any additional blaze. the 680 ride through the san ramon valley corridor is still 16 to 18 min
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >>> learning more about the san francisco police sergeant who posted a video of his high-speed joyride. the certainly has a new job title. >> reporter: on thursday, the san francisco police department reassigned sarge carl to an administrative assignment with no public contact. he and his friends were drunk when this video was recorded. he wrote "broadway tunnel, 100 miles per hour." investigators will go over this video and possibly contact facebook. the sergeant could receive a written reprimand, be suspended or fired. under san francisco's rule of order, misconduct is classified as any breech of peace, negligent of duty, or reflects discredit on the department should be considered unofficer-like conduct subject to discip
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Dec 15, 2012 8:00pm PST
many as three guns. it was one of the most succesful gun by back programs ever held in the city. >> one gun off the street is good but the whole back side of a paddy wagon is even better. >>reporter: that success was credited to youth uprising's ability to organize and promote the event beyond what a police department is able to achieve. >> we had young people as the voice of it we did out reach hand to hand in communities with community members reaching out to each other, you get a drastically different outcome then when you have the police reaching out. >>reporter: the oakland police department was more than pleased to process and take possession of those firearms. >> a good amount of firearms here pistols, rifles shotguns. this is an example of an assault weapon that was turned in. >>reporter: some waiting in the long line of cars questioned having an event at 82nd and bancroft. being on the street here for two and and half hours they're not serious about taking the weapons. why couldn't we have it at the coliseum in a big parking lot. >>reporter: but organizers had good reason to ho
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
ended building and fire hydrant. thousands of gallons of water gushed into the city's market neighborhood. police were pulling the the driver drove off and he crashed. after the suspect was taken to the hospital and then taken into custody. police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. >>pam: bart is now considering charging you more money to park at its lots. kron 4's justine waldman tells us how much and what you can do to try and stop >> when parking rates went up at the daly city bart station in 2010, from 2 to 3 dollars a day. people stopped parking there. so bart brought the price back down. now bart is considering raising the rates at all its parking lots, by charging more for spaces based on demand. a full lot would cost more, >> i would not want to pay more. >> i do not want to see the rates go up. the increase could be as little as 50- cents. bart did have a budget surplus this year, those extra dollars went to fixing seats and adding air conditioning on the trains. bart wants to use the extra parking money to maintain the lots. with r
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Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
. in the meantime,oakland city leaders continute battle a big jump in a crime. and today -- they layed out new strategies. it all comes the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year - have seemingly failed. there have been 119 murders in oakland this year - up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes - up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies - a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries - a jump of 44- precent. j. r. stone is live. >> reporter: grant, let me correct. there have been 127 murders in an oakland is just this year the biggest changes is a former top cop is a top consultant. but that is just one of the big changes. >> crime and the city is too high. we know that its defects everyone. we agree with the community that the crime rate has been absolutely unacceptable. >> unacceptable to be an organization i take this very seriously and i feel personally responsible and i take ownership that this is taking place on a watch >> reporter: bold words that the crime-fighting policies have
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Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
by the peninsula. it is 36 degrees right now and redwood city. >> >> we are back as 7:10 a.m.. a big sale for the toyota camry. america's most popular car faired poorly in this new front crash tests by the insurance institute for highway safety. in the test, the camry is a front wheel ended up a bidding the passenger compartment foot well it worked. so far--the airbags did not deploy. the toyota pre s v hybrid wagon did not perform any better. it also urged a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and the suzuki kizashi received as a to stop rating of good in a crash test. >> general motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and b
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm PST
passengers were flying to mexico city when the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers just outside of monterey, mexico. rivera was born in long beach and first released her debut album in 1999. in october, people en espanol named rivera to its list of the 25 most powerful women. stories... >> opposition groups in egyp lots of sunshine today are on the bay and a view from mt. tam. this breeze there is san francisco toward the 60s today and everybody was in the 60s even the 70's in some spots. a beautiful evening. crystal clear conditions and temperatures on the mild side. milpitas, san jose. in the 60s even at this hour. 50s, cooler and concord, petaluma, 48. one of the cooler spots dropped into the upper 30's. not as cold as what we have seen with cooler skies. although in the north bay we could see some patchy, dense fog. as we get closer to sunrise. tomorrow, sunshine, mild temperatures in a few degrees cooler. tuesday, transitioning with a storm system coming out of the gulf of alaska. the chance for rain. on wednesday however, tuesday, the increase with clouds and tomor
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
as you work their way into the city. a live look at the traffic approaching a toll plaza. the lights are on an cycling rather slowly. the back up now expands on to the 880 and to the oakland a's. we haven't accident and blocking the left lane and has traffic jam that from 24. as the right into severances go this morning. and to the toll plaza you will see heavier traffic up the incline up to treasure island. want to get on to the suspensions and headed to san francisco research to clear up. give yourself extra time. >> hayward firefighters investigate an apartment fire that happened here dickson street and the bay of this the avenue this morning. that is where we find jackie sissel to tell us about what happened with the fire. >> everyone got out ok and that is a good news. the damage is done to these two- story apartment. right here you can see the bottom floor and as i cannot even see the top floor. both are from the same unit and they were lucky to get out. here is a video shot by the hayward fire department your ride on the scene around 4:00 a.m.. that is one that got the call of
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
oversee the reforms. the city of oakland released a statement on the judge's approval of bringing in a compliance director saying "with this signed order, we look forward to continued and enhanced collaboration with the court." an attorney who pushed hard for a compliance director says he's pleased. he says this allows the federal judge to have more control over the police department. the compliance director will have the power to demote or fire the police chief. this person will also set an action plan for carrying out several reforms, are including the reduction of incidents of unnecessary force and racial profiling, and improving investigations of citizen complaints. the attorney says the difference between federal receivership and a compliance director is that a receiver could hire and fire anyone. in this case, the director's powers to impose discipline is limited to command staff of the police department. the compliance director also can't spend money as freely as a receiver. the director will have to get approval from a judge to spend money. >> reporter: both sides meaning
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
showed south bound 101 doing fine with a drive of 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> a deadly shooting in oakland least a 15 year old girl dead and a 14 year-old in the hospital this morning. >> the gunman is on lows and police are striving the killer as also teenager. >> kron fours felipejegal has details. >> authorities are looking for 1316 year-old boy or a red shirt lasting with a handgun. and oakland just off of 66 and their the oakland coliseum around 340 in the afternoon a group of family and friends were walking down in the lion creek crossing apartment complex on the suspect approached them and opened fire on the group. one boy was injured a 14 year-old was taken to a local hospital suffering not life- threatening injuries. >> the 15 year-old girl died on scene. police at this police point did not know if there is a relationship between the suspect and a group of people. they do not know why the suspect decided to open fire. the suspect left the area on fire. the investigation is still ongoing. >> in oakland felipe jegal kron 4 news. >> new this morning are at
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
brown's death. return to index ofpolice in kansas city have released the dashcam video of officers interacting with. chiefs linebacker jovan belcher early saturday morning just hours before he died. up behind belcher who was parked on the side of the road in his bentley. belcher appeared drunk and asleep so the officers pulled him out of the vehicle and talked to him. they eventually decide to let him go if he agreed to go inside the building he was parked outside of. police say that just a few hours later belcher killed his girlfriend kasandra perkins before heading to the chiefs stadium and shooting himself. >> traffic on the bay bridge will be coming to a halt! we'll tell you about planned construction work and how it could affect your travel plans. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works o
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Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
flash flood watch for the north bay also has cities near the russian river on alert. water levels have risen onto land in some parts of guerneville. and even though it's normally a slow-moving river... >> with 6-7 ft. it begins to get scary. we have to think about leaving town, turning off electricity, gasoline. and so forth. >> the national weather service says that it could be possibly a flooded road to a.m. with noon tomorrow reaching the highest levels. in this video shot yesterday, you can see that the river is rising fast. flooding, every decade or so, is not uncommon. the last serious threat was in the first days of january 06 of course the possibility always makes residents nervous. the national weather service says the russian river will flood guerneville around 2 a.m. monday... highest point around noon tomorrow... with water levels >> the latest series of storms has some arborists concerned about trees in the bay area. the saturated ground could force trees and bushes to collapse. about the threat. >> all of the whe--wieight.. is at the top of the tree. >> certified arb
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
the point of being uninhabitable. no further work has been scheduled. but the city continues to keep a close eye on the levee. >> all the rain over christmas-a down the southbound side of the upper great highway from lincoln avenue to slow boulevard. a spokesperson at the centers is the department of public works say that the rose flood because the drains cannot handle all the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open. officials say that highway close about 60 times a year. it is not known when the southbound side will reopen. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. the one fell right on the footsteps of the delta and chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. however when the tree fell a loosen the soil of a neighboring treat the had terrible for safety reasons. >> santa rosa police are looking into how is 66 year- old woman died after being discovered floating in a pawn at an apartment complex. a family was having a christmas party atod lake apax on the bod
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
the new york city police commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and was credited with improving the crime rate in that city. he took over as the chief of police in los angeles in 2002 and led the department until 2009. o.p.d. says he will offer his advice but the chief says he is still in charge in oakland. chief howard jordan oakland police they will give us recommendations and it is up to me to make sure they are implemented because at the end of the day it's my responsibility to make sure the policing in a lawful and constitutional and it's also effective and efficiant to reduce violent crime. >> reporter: bratton and his business partner bob wasserman created the comp stat system that is used by many major police departments in the country, including oakland. jordan ... >> we want to look at what we are doing here in oakland. we have the comp stat model here in oakland and we want to look at how we can strengthen it and improve it based on his experience and how he's used it in l.a. and in new york. >> reporter: bratton and his company will start early next year. i'm jeff bush, kron f
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
francisco supervisor is now concerned about the spike in cellphone and tablet thefts in the city. half of the 2,300 robberies committed so far this year involve mobile and tablet devices. reggie kumar says police want people to be aware. >> reporter: a crime of opportunity on this muni bus caught on camera. the victim has her head down and has no idea she's being watched while using her cellphone. when the bus stops, the alleged robber quickly grabs the phone, walks out the door, leaving the victim wondering what just happened. the same crime captured by a camera on another bus. this robber is in the black jacket stand big the backdoor, watching this woman talk on her phone. as soon as the bus stops, the doors open, and the suspect walks up, grabs the phone from the victim's ear, and runs out the door. and a camera inside a taxicab recorded this theft. the alleged robber sees the unsuspecting victim walking down a stran street talking -- san francisco streak talking on her phone. the suspect walks up and violently grabs the phone from the victim's ear. he gets away with her phone. san fra
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
legislative changes for others in the same situation. >>> richmond city officials have clayed repair work on -- delayed repair work on the richmond refinery damaged earlier this year. city residents were given a chance to weigh in on the repair process. charles clifford has details. >> reporter: inside richmond city hall wednesday, around 100 people attended an informational meeting to hear details about chevron plans to repair its damaged refinery. in order to fix the burned out crude unit, the company needs permits from the city. the city put the brakes on the process a few weeks ago. questions came up regarding chevron's choice of material, the use of chromium 9 in replacing a pipeline. city officials delayed approval in order to study the decision to use chrome 9. >> permits of the construction and use of a suitable pipe material are important. but on their own are inefficient in terms of the regulatory process. there are many other steps that need to be taken. >> reporter: they say chromium 9 meets standards used throughout the refining industry. the public was given a chance to
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Dec 1, 2012 8:00pm PST
. >> oakland says all of those trees are commonly found in the city despite that like is that is not been planted because they are weak. the ficus. -- i would have this removed. completely and one of a strong central trunk. >> also keep a strong look for included are >> there is a tight crotch. anything that is under 45 degrees across. with the bridges, from the main trunk that is a dangerous scenario. it has included park and the attachment is weak. >> occasionally wet soil is okay. but if you live and in every with the soil is always drenched that could be a problem record wet soil will prevent oxygen for the routes and it could wrought the roots. >> it could cause the tree to fall over. robbing the- roots. >> no good can come from a good tree. if their roots -- become rotted with not enough oxygen and. of waterlog sorrell. >> this complete ruins of a public building. the landmark that was neglected for years has >> six dozen firefighters battled the blaze of the old pool house. san francisco police the partner responded a rug 1:00 p.m. and tried it for hours to get it under control. >>
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Dec 16, 2012 8:00pm PST
that our students, families and school staff remain safe. the city and district are working closely together to immediately respond to schools and provide support needed in the event of any school crisis. kron 4's reggie kumar tells us some parents are thinking about home schooling their children, in light of the newtown, connecticut school massacre. >> some parents couldn't stop thinking about the newtown connecticut school shooting sunday afternoon, during san francscisco's annual holiday snow event at civic center plaza. many have mixed feelings about the current security measures in place at all schools. and some were debating whether to send their child to class on monday. deanna watkins has four kids, two of them are eight and ten years old. she was moved to tears thinking about the school massacre. >> yes, it is sad, it is really sad i would rather that my child be safe. i know that my child will become a safe and when it is an average playground when someone could come in and and disturb. >> i feel like we are sending a our children to prison. there is no way to exit out the
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
to where people trust the police. he says that in la that was another major problem the city was dealing with when he got there. he's hoping to turn >> it is the lack of confidence on part of the public that the of the police department is not confident on dealing with the growing crime problem. >> reporter: he was a former police commissioner in the new york and boston he is ready to meet the challenge of oakland. >> might challenge was that it was a very small police force for a very large city. we were able to implement change and that the crime rate has gone for 12 consecutive years. >> reporter: he also says that the public's opinion about the police force and willing to turn that around that around in oakland as well. j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> oakland is 400,000 it has seen the 130 murders. the most in five years. oakland has about 400-thousand residents. it's seen 130 murders.most in five years. one of every three-thousand people were killed in san francisco's populationit has seen 67 murders.that's up 34 percentso one in every 12-thousand people were murdered this year i
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
not to strip people the right to walk around naked in san francisco. city supervisors made the final decision today... more on that story tonight at 5-30. >> but first, voters in the contra costa county didn't pass a tax measure to fund fire-stations. and now -- the hammer is coming down.... which ones are be under consideration to shut down.... after the break. >> the holidays are approaching and gadgets are the best gifts... the hottest gadgets for the high tech person in your life. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. then switch to at&t u-verse tv. add the wireless receiver exclusively from at&t, and you're no longer tied to the tv outlet. move your tv wherever you want in your home...even outside. [ megan ] call now and switch to u-verse for just $29 a month for six months, with a total home dvr included, free for life. ad
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
there are going to be significant consequences if you come to the city and plan on doing any crime. >> vocont these are the three suspects who were arrested. henry gamboa, victor gamboa, and ana bastillos. all three in their early 20's. police say if you have had electronics stolen here in san francisco you can go to their web site to see photos of the items recovered. they are working to get these items back to the original owners san francisco, j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >>pam: gary atkinson, the man charged with kidnapping, raping and beating a 16- year-old at-risk girl appeared in court today. he was arraigned on charges of rape, kidnapping, lewd acts upon a child, and attempted lewd acts upon a child. atkinson has previously been convicted of several felonies including robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. >> a shoooting near lake merritt in oakland left four people injured. the shooting happeend just after 10 p-m last night after an arguement between two groups of people went from bad to worse. members of one of the groups went back to the area and opened fire. three peopl
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